That's what happened here - I blinked and suddenly it was Friday, and I haven't posted a lick of homework on here!
To say that we've been busy in 6th grade is an understatement. We've been hammering out reading skills like nobody's business - we covered connotation, denotation, tone, mood, and plot map reviews ALL in 4 short days! Today we'll tie all these skills together as we work on a retell of a Greek myth we read this week. See, here's what happened:
We read this Greek myth - Theseus and the Minotaur - and it was TERRIBLE. There was no detail, the characters were boring, the climax was one sentence long.....the author sounded bored with the story, and that made us, the readers, feel bored, too. So what should we do?
Spice it up a little! We analyzed the text yesterday to assess what was really "wrong" with the original retell, and today we'll spend our class time (after our weekly vocab quiz, of course!) penning our new masterpieces.
I was "penning" just as a snazzy verb. We'll actually be typing our new stories, much to the relief of 90% of the class. No one likes good old fashioned handwriting anymore, I guess?!
More news on the homework front: I'm trying REALLY HARD to stick to my weekly schedule. Here it is again:
Monday: Social Studies
Clearly there will be some alterations, like the social studies worksheet that came home this week on Tuesday instead of Monday, but for the most part expect a brief assignment on these days!!!
Reading: tone and mood review worksheet